365 days of orchids – day 220 – Aerangis punctata

This is a warm growing, miniature species native to Madagascar. The plants produce very large flowers for the size of the plant on spikes about 5cm long and bare 1-2 flowers during the summer. The flowers are short lived and are fragrant at night. Our plants have now been on their mounts for over 10 years and first flowered last year. Unfortunately, as with many of our summer flowering plants, many students don’t get to see the flowers as the school has broken up for 5 weeks.


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